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  • Diversity Of Jewish Culture

    backgrounds (“Portrait of Jewish,” 2013). Jews are a well-educated and high-income group. In general Jews have a higher level of educational achievement than the public overall. Six-in-ten are graduated from colleges, and a 28% of them hold a post-graduate degree (“Portrait of Jewish,” 2013). A quarter of US Jews report annual household income of $150,000 or more. One-fifth of all Jews reported income less than $30,000, and six-in-ten Jews stated to own their home (“Portrait of Jewish,” 2013). Cultural Communication Patterns In America, English is the primary language for Jewish. Hebrew may be used for prayers. Some elderly Ashkenazi Jews speak also Yiddish, a Judeo-German dialect (Purnell, 2009). Results from the Pew Research Center shown that 52% of US Jews know the Hebrew alphabet, 13% are able to understand the majority of the words when they read Hebrew and only a five percent can have a conversation in Hebrew (“Portrait of Jewish,” 2013). Jews in North America have an identity that is both religious and cultural. A majority of American Jews identified themselves as Jewish culturally but not religiously. Overtime, this event has developed a discussion about what it means to be Jewish regarding differences between religion and ethnicity (Friedlander, Friedman, Miller, Ellis, Friedlander, & Mikhaylov, 2010). The Jewish religion Judaism is a monotheistic faith based religion. They do not pray to statues or images, they pray directly to God. The rabbi, meaning teacher,…

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  • Hebrew And Aramaic Analysis

    Introduction The Tanak is one of the most common names used to describe the Jewish Bible. It is also known in Protestant circles as the beginning books of the Bible, which is also called the Old Testament. No matter what name this section is given, it is a complex set of books with multiple authors, written in diverse languages, and has a history all its own. Yet, with proper study, much about the text can be discovered because many try to translate the original Hebrew and Aramaic as accurately…

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  • Thomas Cahill: How Jews Affected Western Society

    transformation of the Nile river into blood an affront to the Nile-god, while the impenetrable darkness offended Ancient Egypt’s central god, the Sun-god (Ra). Absolute rulers may continue to exist and be accepted by their subjects, but Judaism took the first step in rejecting religious figures as politicians. Secondly, Judaism introduced many people’s sole reason to wake up every morning: the weekend. As written in Bereshit, G-d chose to create a day of rest to end each week. Not only does the…

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  • Cultural Reflection And Analysis

    importance of education and financial success to support their families. The Jewish culture also places emphasis on marriage and building a family to create the next generation. For the interview project I completed with a person from the Jewish community, she reported that family is a major part of her culture. The article written by Schlossberger & Hecker (1998), explains this point by saying, if a Jewish couple does not reproduce, Hitler wins in a sense. I found this extremely interesting…

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  • Differences Between Mizrahi And Ashkenazi

    Both Ashkenazi and Mizrahi have separate heritage. Mizrahi Jews came from Middle Eastern ancestry meanwhile, Ashkenazi came from Eastern European descendants. Beginning in the 1880s, Ashkenazi Jews migration to Israel were moved by a nationalist ideology and aspired to find better life conditions, to establish a Hebrew culture in a modern, predominantly secular, atmosphere. The Ashkenazim soon became the majority of Jews in Israel, and by 1948, they were 80% of the Jewish population of Israel.…

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  • Eastern European Jewish Communities

    Eastern European Jewish Immigrants in German Jewish Communities Late nineteenth/early twentieth century Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in Ohio cities merged to some extent with the pre-existing German Jewish communities. Despite the various cultural differences such as language, religious values, and different immigration experiences, the new Eastern European Jews used the German Jews as a cultural example and became the equivalent of a lower-class German Jew. The economically…

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  • Analysis Of Christopher Ray's After Expulsion

    The Jewish people have an expansive and troubled history. Unlike being a Christian or Muslim, being Jewish is not simply a matter of religious beliefs. Being Jewish is an ethnic identity that does not necessarily mean a person follows the Jewish faith. Jews for many years had no nation of their own, and so they were disseminated among many other different people and nations. After Expulsion indicates the difficulties the Jewish people went through not only with non-Jews, but also within the ties…

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  • The Acts-Consequence Nexus

    Hatton attacks the Greek translation, stating that during the translation process the Greek scholars aimed to reduce apparent contractions to create a more pious, harmonious text. Moreover, Joosten contributes further evidence to this claim in his description of the characteristics of the Septuagint. Joosten states that the Greek scholars took into consideration Ideological, exegetical and contextual reasoning along with a knowledge of Biblical Hebrew in the creation of the Septuagint. The…

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  • Hasidism Summary

    Benjamin Brown of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, outlines the rise of religious radicalism with in Galicia during the first years of the nineteenth century. In his article The Two Faces of Religious Radicalism, Orthodoxy and Holy Sinning in 19th Century Hasidism in Hungry and Galicia, Brown asserts that the strengthening of Hasidism and the Orthodoxy movements stemmed from the need to protect Jewish tradition in the face of acculturation. He states that Hasidism was a conservative…

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  • Sayed Kashua's Native Summary

    culture of each group wanting to garner support and sympathy for their “side” of the conflict. As an Arab writing to a Hebrew audience, one might assume Kashua uses his newspaper column to promote the Arab side. While Kashua does partake in telling stories pertaining to the conflict, such as stories of the discrimination he faces as an Arab, his stories appear to be of real-life experiences without any built-in Arab propaganda. Although a superficial reading of Sayed Kashua’s Native may have…

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